Articles tagged with: Politics

22 May 2014

Klamath Basin water legislation introduced in Senate

Written by Lyle Ahrens, Posted in Local, Politics

Klamath Falls, Ore. - A senate bill has been introduced, aimed at solving water conflicts in the Klamath Basin...but the legislation isn't without opposition. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley int ...

21 May 2014

Group gathering signatures to label GMO foods in Oregon

Posted in Local, Politics, Health

Medford, Ore. -- The battle against GMO's in Oregon is now moving on to labeling. Using the momentum of the GMO measure here in Jackson County the group "Oregon Right to Know" started gathering sign ...

21 May 2014

GMO ban: what's next?

Posted in Local, Politics

Jackson County, Ore. -- A historical victory passing measure 15-119 a ban on GMO Farming, according to Our Family Farms Coalition. Elise Higley of the coalition said "we are just forever grateful fo ...

21 May 2014

Klamath County passes 2 levies, hires new commissioner

Written by Lyle Ahrens, Posted in Local, Politics

Klamath Falls, Ore. - Klamath County voters hired a new commissioner, and passed two tax levies Tuesday night. Commissioner-elect Kelley Minty Morris says she'll have one top priority when she takes ...

20 May 2014

Decision 2014: GMO ban passes in Jackson & Josephine Counties

Posted in Local, Politics

Family farmers in Southern Oregon celebrated a major victory with voters passing measure 15 -119 in Jackson County. At last check the measure had a 66% yes vote to ban genetically modified crops. Th ...

20 May 2014

Jackson County Sheriff candidate Corey Falls weighs in on election

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Local, Politics

Medford, Ore. -- According to unofficial election results out of the Jackson County Clerks Office on Tuesday evening, Deputy Chief Corey Falls who is currently with the Ashland Police Department is ...

20 May 2014

Representative Dennis Richardson in the race for Governor

Written by Roma Villavicencio, Posted in Politics

Medford, Ore.-- The race for Oregon Governor has narrowed down. Southern Oregonian, Representative Dennis Richardson had a dominant lead. As of 11:30 P.M. Tuesday, Richardson had  66% of the votes. ...

20 May 2014

Race for Jackson County Commissioner

Written by Kassi Nelson, Posted in Local, Politics

Update (11:30pm 05/20) Joel Ockunzzi is trailing Colleen Roberts with 47 percent of the votes. Roberts comes in with nearly 53 percent. Rick Dyer came in with a little over 88 percent of votes.   R ...

19 May 2014

Decision 2014: Following the Money

Posted in Local, Politics

Jackson County, Ore. -- The big spender in the Jackson County 2014 May election is no on measure 15-119.  According to the Oregon Secretary of States website, the campaign "Good Neighbor Farmers ra ...

19 May 2014

Gay couple marries hours after law changes

Written by Kassi Nelson, Posted in Local, Politics

Medford, Ore. -- Two years ago Monday Sheryl and Shannon Baird filed for a domestic partnership, the closest they could get to marriage. "You just love somebody and you just keep moving forward," Sh ...